"Quick Boston trip!"
Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very basic and the tables were a little dirty. The room was small but that is to be expected. The bathroom needed a really could scrubbing! It was clean enough to use just wouldnt want to be there long term.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Keep on looking, don't stay here."
The hotel stank. There was vomit in the stairwell. The internet was unusable. It is, however, well-located.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location to Copley square"
Hard to find. But ok for a night. Very small room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good local, disappointing interior."
The interior of the hotel needs a face lift. Bathroom had paint peeling from a water pipe. Furniture is old.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect, excellent location in the heart of town."
Hard to find the entry to the small hotel but charming and old fashioned inside. Smaller than most but the pace and cation made up for it. Would definitely stay again next time in Boston. Stores, food all around. In the thick of many things. Worth it!Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a very decent hotel for the price. The rooms were clean and adequate for our needs. The wife and I were pretty happy with the placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming, older hotel"
Lovely hotel! Feels European -- old but charming. Our room was on the small side but absolutely fine for one night. Friendly, helpful staff --and location cannot be beat. Right in Copley Square. Definitely a find.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic Accommodations near Copley Square"
The Boston Common Hotel is in an older hotel, just around the corner from Back Bay Station, and a block from Copley Square. Rooms are pretty basic, but they are adequate for a short stay, or for those traveling on a budget. The do offer a good continental breakfast in the light, airy breakfast room on the 5th floor. Although it wasn't advertised, I […] had internet access in my room. The is free internet in the business center off the lobby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night stay"
Very helpful staff at the front deskGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Felt like a hostile..."
I was scared from the moment I stepped into this place. It smells like old cigarettes and mold. Don't trust the photos on their website either. This place needs a major renovation. I didn't even want to sit down any where in my room because furniture was sooo dirty. DON'T STAY HERE, unless you plan to get drunk before falling asleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy access to Back Bay"
Front desk personnel helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value - different in a good way"
I stay any a lot of hotels/motels and I like something different, and this is it. It's basically across the street from Back Bay Station (Amtrak & the T), close to decent restaurants, and "clubby." Probably because it was once part of the University Club. Wifi doesn't reach all the rooms (at least not mine) but its fine in the lobby. I don't really […] mind having an excuse to disconnect after a long day. I would definitely go back again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location for visiting my daughter."
Enjoyed the service of the desk people. Made good use of computer connections.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Having stayed in the Boston Common Hotel several times, I would have to say it is one of the better bargains in Boston. Reasonable rates, perfect location friendly staff. Yes, the hotel is old, but it is surprisingly quiet considering it sits in a busy part of town. Unlike many more expensive hotels in Boston, the walls are thick, and you aren't bothered […] by your neighbors at 3.00AM Well worth a try, would stay here any time Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Aging hotel in a good location"
Boston Common is a good location just a block away from Copley Square and the trolley lines. The whole hotel was formerly The University Club, now mostly converted to a hotel. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Room was fairly clean, but old and rather tired, as was the bathroom. Complimentary breakfast was bread stuff, juice and coffee each […] day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Mildew nightmare, suffocating smell"
First of all, it's an old hotel. Hasn't been refreshed since the 70s. The worst was the bathroom! The bath mat was covering a thick layer of mold, just repulsive! They cleaned it but I can't never forget this, I had never seen this much mold in my life. The room smells like the carpet was never cleaned too, the opposite of fresh. I will not be backGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, very tired and not so clean hotel."
The hotel is pretty old and the rooms are tired. The bathroom definitely needs a facelift and better cleaning. The location is convenient and great though.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location old hotel"
Rooms are old. Great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"AMAZING LOCATION for the price"
Although this hotel is not fancy, do NOT overlook it! Great location in very safe neighborhood. The room and bed were. . meh. . but you will not be spending much time in your room because the location is so incredible!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Paul Revere rode through there a time or two"
We enjoyed the fact that the hotel was right in the middle of the Boston Common and close to everything. For location and convenience- I would say that was a huge plus. The hotel itself is very old, the rooms and facilities appear to be outdated. The rooms were mostly clean but the bathrooms felt unkempt because of their age. I.e.- the floors appeared […] so dirty/stained that niether of us wanted to step on them. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Completely outdated, smelled bad, & over priced. Will never stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value for Copley area"
Facilities are dated but functional. Great shower pressure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the price"
Bathroom was dated. Yellow tile everywhere and the door had been painted yellow but was scuffed and peeled in many places. Not enough outlets for today's traveler and the wifi was only available in common areas. But it was clean and comfortable and we'll - situated near places of interest.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly and helpful staff :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice location, but not very welcoming. Kind of a DIY place - not a lot of staff, park on your own, etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the Boston Common area!"
cute hotel, close to everywhere I needed. the bathroom was a bit odd looking, like others have said, needs renovation. Otherwise, good stay for a night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, good value"
If you compare this hotel to others of comparable rate in different cities then you'll be disappointed. But if you compare it to other Boston hotels then this is a good deal. The location was fantastic! A short walk to several major sites so it's the perfect headquarters for seeing the city. The rooms are definitely showing their age and could use a […] face lift, but it was still livable for sure. I'd stay here again when visiting Boston. It is also convenient to a couple different train stations on the T if you're using that to get around. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good experience, Close to many downtown activities"
We had a good stay at this hotel. We felt that we got good value for our money. The location was excellent for our activities. The hotel staff were very accomodating and helped us immensly in advising us on getting around town. We dropped our rental car off because we found that the ground transportation was quick and convenient from the hotel. Our […] car was in the way. This hotel met our needs and our budget very well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to things but outdated"
bathroom tub does not drain and the whole place needs an updateGenuine Expedia guest review
"convenient place but not comfortable"
The hotel is very dated. My room smells and is very small. There is no wifi in the room, so need to go to lobby to be connected with internet. The cover for lamp cord on the wall dropped the first day I arrived.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is in a great location next to South Station and Copley Square. It's not fancy, however, it was clean and the staff were very nice, which is exceptional today. It was quiet at night and just outside there is a venue for fancy food trucks with great food. We avoided the complimentary breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A good hotel in a meh city."
I'm not a fan of the city of Boston (it's a little too frat party for me) but I had to be there on business. Fortunately this hotel was pleasant, the staff was helpful, and the location was close to transportation and Copley.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Underwhelming for the price. Crazy that they don't have wifi in rooms. Bathroom really old and dingy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"old-fashioned but in a good place"
good location...nice breakfast... small room needs up datingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND OVERALL EXPERIENCE"
4/24/14 COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE AND STAFF WAS JUST DOWN RIGHT RUDE AND NOT UNFRIENDLY TO SAY THE LEAST. ROOM WAS NOT CLEAN AND WE THE PHONE HAD NO DIAL TONE, MEANING WE COULDNT PLACE ANY CALLS..GOOD THING WE HAD CELL PHONES.. ROOM WAS FREEZING COLD DESPITE THE HEAT BEING TURNED ALL THE WAY UP. OVERALL THIS PLACE WAS HORRIBLE AND […] I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO MY WORST ENEMY.. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE/SERVICE Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for the price"
Enjoyed it though it was only one nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Shabby. Not renovated for decades"
Good location. Friendly staff. Old and gross, ingrained decade - old dirt in all structures, walls, fixturesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just what I needed~"
The room was perfect, the location was perfect, and the continental breakfast was delicious.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dont bother, horrible experience."
Probably one of the worst hotels in Boston. Musty, small rooms. Staff was rude and threatening. Parking was atrocious, the attendants were rude and pushy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A decently located, small and quiet hotel"
Our stay at the Boston Commons Hotel was brief, just one night, and we felt well-accomodated there. We did not get a 'bargain' on this room but it was clean, comfortable, quiet and inviting. The staff people we met were friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
The pictures on their website DO NOT match the real experience. Too exhausted to tell more. Spend the extra $30 dollars for a cleaner place, etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was okay. I would have appreciated getting better information about parking when I called. (In the garage next door, the daily rate with the hotel discount is $28 BUT you can park on the roof for $18 a day. While the desk person told me this is not always available I would have appreciated the information in my call especially when I specifically […] asked if there was any cheaper option than the $28). The first room I was in, though nice, had little to no heat. After two calls about it I was given another room which was fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Too old bathroom and a little hot water in buthtub"
no refrigerator, less hot water in the buthtub,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and great staff. Hotel is a bit old"
The hotel is a bit past it's prime. Everything seems dated. But moving past that, it's a wonderful hotel. The front desk employees are great. I even got to check in at 7 a.m. after a red-eye flight and did not have to wait until the official check-in time. The beds are comfy. The continental breakfast (pastries, muffins, bagels, oatmeal, fruit, juices) […] is delicious. The hotel is in a great location. Definitely recommend this place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was worth the price when reserved with hotels.com. I would not have paid full price for it as it was nothing special, but I am not in need of something special. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable. The room was clean. What more could I ask for? The best part of the hotel was the location. A block away from Back Bay […] Station and well within walking distance of many restaurants, stores, etc. The continental breakfast was typical although the bagels and english muffins were stale but the good coffee made up for it. Overall, I would definitely go back and I would recommend it to others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst Hotel I've Ever Stayed At"
This hotel is terrible. It looks nothing like the pictures. Rooms are extremely dated, beds are very hard, and the towels have a weird odor. The sheets and towels were all very hard and the room was poorly lit. While this hotel was on the cheaper side, I was not expecting it to be this bad. The vending machine on the seventh floor was out of order. […] Will not be staying at this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A True surprise"
The hotel is perfectly situated by the Back Bay station, and sits within easy walking distance of the best of the Back Bay. Therefore, it was a really pleasant surprise to find a hotel so inexpensive in the area. Yes, it is old, but the rooms are pleasant and the staff are very good indeed. I would come back any time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to Amtrak"
The best thing I can say is that the hotel is very close (one block) from the Back Bay train station (Amtrak). This hotel was likely a nice hotel at some point but it is very old and the maintenance is severely lacking with regards to the carpets, paint, doors, etc. The size of the room was a disappointment given that there was only about 2 feet on […] each side of bed and it was a double, not a queen. Even seemed like a small double. No microwave or fridge. The water pressure was terrible. I was on the top floor so that might have had an impact but it took about 3 minutes for water to warm up (never got real hot) and the water pressure got worse at times, likely from other people taking showers. The TV was about 19" or so, smaller than my computer monitor at home and it was sitting on a table that was lower than the bed so when you laid in the bed it was difficult to see the TV. I know that Boston is expensive but more should have been expected for this amount of money. No visible bar or restaurant at the property but there are some limited options within walking distance. I likely would choose another option in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Pretty tired and needs upgrades. Breakfast quite basic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The people at the reception very nice and helpful, even since the reservation. The hotel itself is nicely kept and very well located. Ufortunately the room service and the cleanliness could be much better. We stayed 3 nights. After the first night, when we returned to the hotel at night we found the bed done, but with the pillow left in the middle of […] the bed still there!! They just pulled the sheets and cover over! Which made us think if they had even aired the bed at all. The tub could have used some scrubbing also. It did not look clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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